Genome editing

Altering the genome, typically to better understand gene and protein function. This also paves the way for gene therapy.

Stuff to Read, Week 6

Would you pay to give your child a genetic advantage, to make them smarter than their peers, taller, or more beautiful? This is a question that will become relevant within a few decades, according to Big Think — if not sooner.

2017: This Was Your Year

Now that the Festival of Genomics London is done, dusted, and in the record books, we take a look back at what you were busy reading on our website during 2017, including your answers from our survey.

George Church: Reading and Writing DNA

Thanks to the invention of genome sequencing technology more than three decades ago, we can now read the genetic blueprint of virtually any organism. And yet, for George Church the ultimate goal is not just to read and edit, but also to write.